Eid Gift ideas

Ramadan this year has been very different compared to previous years. Supporting local businesses is important now more than ever.

With so many businesses still closed overseas and lockdown restrictoins inmany countries, there is a massive shipping backlog, times are tough at the moment. I mean I ordered something online over a month ago shipping was supposed to take 7 days and I have yet to get my package.  

Here are a few local businesses that would make the perfect Eid gift.

A&G Designs 

A&G designs is a custom design company that produces unique and professional designs through laser on either acrylic or MDF. This will make the perfect gift or even decor for the house on Eid. She can make your creative idea become reality 

Instagram: @a.g_designs
Facebook: @AandGDesigns

Masala Scents

Ever brought a candle and noticed it’s scent only lasts for the first 5 minutes? I sure have untill I tried candles from Masala Scents, her candles capture the nostalgia of the South Asian homeland and it’s rich culture. My favourite scent is dhoop, its a really nice summery mango scent and Ghazal which is a little stronger and citrusy. I gave a mini candle as gift to my aunties last year and they loved it. 

Instagram: @masalscents
Facebook: @masalascents
Website: https://www.masalascents.com/

Ummah Store

Often when looking for Islamic related gifts especially for kids people tend to look online as there isn’t many local places in NZ, but there is; Ummah Store. If you’re looking for Islamic gift ideas for the kids, be sure to check them out. They have a wide range of kids educational books as well as halal lollies, Attar’s and so much more. 

Facebook: Ummah Store
Website: https://www.ummahstore.co.nz/

Fit generation Apparel

Finding active wear that is modest and comfortable is really difficult in NZ. That’s why you should check out Fit Generation Apparel this would be the perfect gift for the active muslimah. I personally like their Asena performance hijab which I use when I play netball. It doesn’t move, it’s light and super breathable. Not only do they have active wear for females, but for males to. Be sure to check them out.

Instagram: @Fit generation apparel
Facebook: @fitgenerationapparel
Website: https://fitgenerationapparel.com/

Brave Lads

Boys are the absolute hardest to shop for. Year after year I end up getting my brothers perfume because 1, they are fussy and 2 I never know what to get them.
Brave lads is an NZ owned online men’s accessory store, that emphasises on ‘Dress to Impress’. They have really bespoke gift sets which i’m sure your brother, husband or even dad would enjoy.

Instagram: @brave.lads
Facebook: @bravelads
Website: https://www.bravelads.com/

Preserved Identity

Preserved Identity is a social enterprise that aims to preserve Palestinian culture, heritage, traditions and identity while empowering refugees and donating a percentage of the profits to chosen trusted charities.
Preserved Identity has a wide range of products from jewllerry, Kufiya’s, and Medjoul Dates from Jericho, Palestine.

Instagram: @preervedidentity
Facebook: @preservedidentity
Website: https://preservedidentity.com/

Noheb Almoda

The easiest gift to get a Hijabi is hijabs. Noheb Almoda is a kiwi brand offering hijabs and Islamic accessories such as hair scrunchies, pins and tasbees etc. Any girl would love to add more materials and colours to her hijab collection.

Instagram: @nohebalmoda
Facebook: Noheb Almoda

As we are less than 15 days away from eid, now is the perfect time to get your eid orders in to avoid missing out. Buy them for friends, family or just spoil yourself.

If there are any other local businesses please do let me know by filling in the form below 😀 

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